Bullish | 氣沖牛斗

語音導覽 青銅 Bronze 66 x 22 x 53cm

 唐‧楊炯《杜袁州墓誌銘》:「寶劍之沉,夜氣沖於牛斗。」形容氣勢很盛。「牛」、「鬥」二字象徵二十八星宿中的牛宿和鬥宿,以氣而充盈。藝術家施力仁之作《氣沖牛斗》彷彿寶劍出鞘,蓄勢待發。全身由青銅鑄造而成,其四腳堅實的踏在一個上揚的底座上,其基座被製成山坡型,前高後低,彷彿是一個昂首瞭望之將領,俯察萬物。猶如天上之牛、鬥二星般引人注目。細觀其表情:穩健、和睦;涵氣內斂於胸,闊步於前。

Yang Jiong, a poet from Tang Dynasty, wrote in Du Yuanzhou’s Epitaph: “the heavy sword’s shock wave rushes toward the bull”, which indicates a very powerful expression. Two Chinese characters “牛Niu” and “鬥Dou” represent two of the twenty-eight lodging stars respectively, embowered and fulled with “Qi” (gas; air). Bullish II, sculpted by artist Li-Jen Shih, looks like a sword coming out from its scabbard, ready to be sent. It is cast bronze. Its four feet are firmly planted on a rising pedestal. Its base has been made into a hillside shape, tilted upward. The rhino standing on it behaving like a general who oversees and controls everything. In other words, it is as appealing as the two lodging starts from the sky. Looking carefully at its facial expression: steady and peace. It is a confident mythical creature with the air (Qi) retained in the chest and strides forward.